Aiala Fernando is a painter based in Amsterdam.
Having done projects with Harrods, Esquire and Martha Stewart, her art captures different scenes of contemporary lives and turn the illusions depicted into tangible imperfect moments, revealing intimate happenings of our modern lives and leaving an aura of mystery in her artworks.
Rather than following in the same footsteps as her father (who was a photographer), Aiala trained in Fine Arts which she later incorporated into her photographic style. Her studies influenced her contemporary approach to classical painting through photography, giving her a unique style where natural light and exquisite use of composition and colour transform her works.
The Emotional State series created uniquely for the Rijks Exhibition is the artist’s contemporary interpretation of the classical Rijksmuseum floral paintings from Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os and Jacob Campo Weyerman.